Mysql JDBC not connecting(Used connector/j)

I have been trying to connect to mysql database using jdbc code. I have done this before. When I came across with the same issue i added the connector/j jar to the classpath and it worked. Now I have done the same still it is not connecting. Below is the class path. I have this placed in .bashrc so it can CLASSPATH can be set at boot time itself. I created a folder named temp and flaced the following code. It is giving the error as below. I have done this many time before. I am not sure why I am not getting it now.

.bashrc:
CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/use/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar
export CLASSPATH

prasad@prasad-laptop:~$ echo $CLASSPATH
:/use/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar

Error:
prasad@prasad-laptop:~/temp$ java MysqlTest
Copyright 2004, R.G.Baldwin
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
      at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:200)
      at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
      at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:188)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306)
      at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:268)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:251)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:319)
      at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
      at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:164)
      at MysqlTest.main(MysqlTest.java:10)

import java.sql.*;
 
 
public class MysqlTest {
  public static void main(String args[]){
    System.out.println(
                  "Copyright 2004, R.G.Baldwin");
    try {
      Statement stmt;
      Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance();
      String url =
            "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/mysql";
      Connection con =
                     DriverManager.getConnection(
                                 url,"root", "venkat7");
      System.out.println("URL: " + url);
      System.out.println("Connection: " + con);
      stmt = con.createStatement();
   con.close();
    }catch( Exception e ) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }//end catch
  }//end main
}//end class Jdbc11

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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
you can check the jar contents using

jar tvf /use/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar
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a_bCommented:
Try placing the jar in the same directory as the class file that you are executing and then set the classpath and see.
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rmvprasadAuthor Commented:
It says

java.io.FileNotFoundException: /use/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar (No such file or directory)
      at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
      at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:106)
      at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:66)
      at sun.tools.jar.Main.run(Main.java:184)
      at sun.tools.jar.Main.main(Main.java:903)
 when I went to that dir I am finding it
prasad@prasad-laptop:~$ cd /usr/share/java
prasad@prasad-laptop:/usr/share/java$ ls
libintl.jar      mysql-connector-java-5.1.5.jar      mysql-connector-java.jar
mysql-5.1.5.jar  mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar  mysql.jar
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rmvprasadAuthor Commented:
I tried placing the jar in the same folder too. Even that didnt work
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
sounds like that file is a link pointing at nothing

ls -l  /use/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar
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rmvprasadAuthor Commented:
This is the output I got when I tried ls -lrt

prasad@prasad-laptop:/usr/share/java$ ls -lrt
total 1344
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 655620 2007-12-04 07:55 mysql-connector-java-5.1.5.jar
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2493 2007-12-13 01:22 libintl.jar
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 703265 2009-07-13 18:22 mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     15 2009-07-14 00:29 mysql.jar -> mysql-5.1.5.jar
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     30 2009-07-14 00:29 mysql-connector-java.jar -> mysql-connector-java-5.1.5.jar
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     30 2009-07-14 00:29 mysql-5.1.5.jar -> mysql-connector-java-5.1.5.jar
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rmvprasadAuthor Commented:
earlier I downloaded a different version and later updated to a different version. Probably that could be the reason, if I am not mistaken. How should I rectify this now and make mysql work
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
try pointing at mysql.jar
that way you can update without mucking around with classpath
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rmvprasadAuthor Commented:
I dont have expertise in unix to that extent. Is there any possibility where I can be guided
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CEHJCommented:
>>
CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/use/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar
export CLASSPATH
>>

should probably be

CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar
export CLASSPATH
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
> I dont have expertise in unix to that extent. Is there any possibility where I can be guided

 should be:

CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/usr/share/java/mysql.jar

then when you update version

cd /usr/share/java
rm mysql.jar
ln -s mysql-connector-java-x.y.z-bin.jar mysql.jar

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CEHJCommented:
The symlink is not really relevant - the problem is the typo in your classpath. But if you want to use the symlink, you would do the following:
ln -svf <PATH TO>/mysql-connector-java-x.y.z-bin.jar <PATH TO>/mysql.jar

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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
good to see my comments are still getting repeated :)
though it is relevant
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rmvprasadAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the break I couldnt follow up with you guys yesterday.
1. There is no Mysql.jar file existing in my system.
2. I installed mysql in ubuntu OS using the command
   sudo apt-get install mysql-server
3. I downloaded mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar file to tthe location /usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar
4. I changed the classpath to
CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/usr/share/java/mysql.jar --> according to me is not right as there is no jar file existing
5. Then I made a link ln -s mysql-connector-java-x.y.z-bin.jar mysql.jar
Still the same issue
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rmvprasadAuthor Commented:
An intresting situation here
I visited the directory where jar file is located and typed the following command

 java -cp mysql-connector-java-3.1.14.jar com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: main --> here it dosent say class not found, but it still says "Exception in thresd main"
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CEHJCommented:
>> java -cp mysql-connector-java-3.1.14.jar com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

is a command to run an application. The driver is not an application. As you correctly say, the class is found
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
> 1. There is no Mysql.jar file existing in my system.

there is, you posted it earlier :)
>>lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     15 2009-07-14 00:29 mysql.jar -> mysql-5.1.5.jar

Its a link to the current version

> 3. I downloaded mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar file to tthe location /usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar

better to let apt look after it

> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: main --> here it dosent say class not found, but it still says "Exception in thresd main"

thats because the driver does not contain a main which is entry point used by the application
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
> :/use/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.6-bin.jar

also get rid of that : from the CLASSPATH

though I would suggest getting rid of the CLASSPATH environment var altogether, it will only cause you problems.
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